Michigan Officials Don't Even Care, Flint's Banned From Suing
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 8 months ago in
Now that Flint, Michigan is back on the road to recovery, state legislators moved to ban the township from seeking legal recourse against the state government. I didn’t even know you could take someone’s right away to sue but if it were going happen anywhere, it would happen under ol' crony Rick Snyder's government.
This is some dastardly dirty shit…
“Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The board moved quickly to change the rules under which Flint is governed so that the city cannot file a lawsuit without first getting approval from that state-appointed board.”
“House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, said 'a reckless lawsuit could throw the state budget into disarray and undermine everything we’ve done for the city.'
Cotter and Snyder, through a spokesman, called on Flint to withdraw the notice.
That never happened, but the state quickly and quietly defused any imminent legal threat, using the Receivership Transition Advisory Board that continues to oversee many aspects of Flint city government while the city emerges from emergency management.”